- adj. 亵渎的；世俗的；异教的
- vt. 亵渎；玷污
1、pro- "before" + fan- + -e.
2、字面意思就是：out in front of the temple.
3、也就是：not admitted into the temple (with the initiates).
- profane:  Anything that is profane is etymologically ‘outside the temple’ – hence, ‘secular’ or ‘irreligious’. The word comes via Old French prophane from Latin profānus, a compound adjective formed from the prefix prō- ‘before’ (used here in the sense ‘outside’) and fānum ‘temple’ (source of archaic English fane ).
- profane (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French profaner, prophaner (13c.) and directly from Latin profanare "to desecrate, render unholy, violate," from profanus "unholy, not consecrated" (see profane (adj.)). Related: Profaned; profaning.
- profane (adj.)
- mid-15c., "un-ecclesiastical, secular," from Old French profane (12c.) and directly from Latin profanus "unholy, not consecrated," according to Barnhart from pro fano "not admitted into the temple (with the initiates)," literally "out in front of the temple," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + fano, ablative of fanum "temple" (see feast (n.)). Sense of "unholy, polluted" is recorded from c. 1500. Related: Profanely.
- 1. When angry or excited, however, he could be wild, profane, and terrifying.
- 2. songs of sacred and profane love
- 3. Cardinal Daly has said that churches should not be used for profane or secular purposes.
- 4. The German literate reversed this process with the profane French literature.
来自英汉非文学 - 共产党宣言
- 5. I was sorry , I said, to hear them so very profane.
- 我说, 我听见他们这样的蔑教,很难过.
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